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Journal Cover   Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour
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   ISSN (Print) 2050-8824
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [311 journals]
  • Getting to grips with the new Code of Practice
    • Authors: Colin Dale
      Abstract: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2014.

      Citation: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:36:11 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JIDOB-02-2015-0002
  • Real Work Opportunities: Establishing an Accessible Vocational
           Rehabilitation Programme within a Forensic Intellectual Disability Service
    • Authors: Alyssa Cox et al
      First page: 160
      Abstract: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2014.
      Purpose Patients treated within secure / forensic settings experience numerous barriers to meaningful vocation, including section restrictions, which limit community access. This paper describes the development of Real Work Opportunities, an inclusive and accessible vocational rehabilitation programme within a forensic intellectual disability service. The programme involved setting up employment and interview workshops, interviews, and interview feedback, and job roles within the secure service, to simulate the real work process. Design/methodology/approach A reflective account of the development and implementation of the Real Work Opportunity programme with a forensic intellectual disability population. Findings The programme was well received by the patients involved and a high attendance rate was maintained over time despite the demands that were expected. Roles have been advertised for two employment periods and have had two sets of successful candidates. Patients demonstrated skills development throughout the employment process, including general work based skills, punctuality and time management, managing duties, responsibility, specific role-related skills, interpersonal skills and personal presentation. Research limitations/implications Despite limited experience of work prior to admission, many patients were enthusiastic and motivated to work. The initial trial of the programme has been well received by both patients and staff. Future developments will include widening the number and types of opportunity offered by the programme. Originality/value This paper describes a vocational rehabilitation programme for a particularly marginalised population, people with intellectual disabilities within a forensic service. The programme proved highly popular with patients, and enabled them to develop transferable employment skills.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:24:45 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JIDOB-10-2014-0016
  • Forensic Learning Disability Nursing- What's it really like'
    • Authors: Mark Frederick Dalgarno et al
      First page: 167
      Abstract: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2014.
      Purpose This research was conducted to explore the lived experiences of learning disability nurses working within forensic services, and their views on their practice as a speciality. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative, semi-structured interview based design was used and participant's voices were examined through interpretive phenomenological analysis Findings Nurses explored a range of topics related to their practice and overall, five superordinate themes were developed. Forensic nursing as being both the same and different to generic nursing, the journey, and the emotional challenge of forensic nursing, the balancing act of everyday practice and the role of language within forensic nursing practice. Originality/value Very little research has examined the views of learning disability nurses within the forensic field. This study gives both a voice to these nurses and suggests areas of interest both for research and for clinicians to consider in their practice.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:24:34 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JIDOB-11-2014-0017
  • Transformers: A Programme for People with an Intellectual Disability and
           Emotion Regulation Difficulties
    • Authors: Jenna McWilliams et al
      First page: 178
      Abstract: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2014.
      Purpose The Transformers programme is a community-based intervention for people with an intellectual disability who have emotion regulation difficulties, which can manifest as aggressive and challenging behaviour. The programme was adapted from the Stepping Stones programme (Oxnam & Gardner, 2011)—an emotion regulation programme for offenders with an ID who live in an inpatient setting. This paper describes the development of the Transformers programme that has been implemented at an intellectual disability service, which provides secure and supervised care to people who have been convicted of an imprisonable offence or have high and complex behaviour needs. Design/methodology/approach The Transformers programme is delivered in weekly sessions over a 6-month period in a group format. The focus is on helping group members to develop skills in recognising and understanding negative emotions and learning skills to cope effectively with such emotions. Treatment covers a variety of modules including relaxation, goal setting, chain analysis, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation. Specific strategies used include role-plays, DVDs, and quizzes. Findings This paper presents the rationale, developmental history, and description of a specific approach to the treatment of emotion regulation difficulties. Originality/value The paper aims to inform health professionals working in the field of intellectual disability
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:24:39 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JIDOB-06-2014-0009
  • Importance of Locus of Control in Offenders with Intellectual Disability
    • Authors: Matthew Derek Raymond et al
      First page: 189
      Abstract: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2014.
      Purpose Locus of control (LOC) is the manner in which one attributes their ability to make change in life. This could be through others, fate or chance (externalised), or through oneself (internalised). An internalised LOC results in greater self-belief in the ability to change one's behaviour. Non-disabled offenders with an internalised LOC are more likely to benefit from treatment through therapy and in turn have reduced rates of re-offending. The relationship between LOC and response to treatment is only understood in a limited way for offenders with intellectual disability (ID) who participate in treatment programs. Design/methodology/approach To better understand LOC for offenders with ID, this paper investigates its role in community based therapy outcomes along with its use as a common pre/post measure of treatment success in mainstream offender populations. Drawing upon these findings information more specific to people with ID will be discussed. Findings This paper will then explore the importance of LOC in treating offenders with ID through a review of the current published literature, which generally indicates offenders with ID demonstrate a tendency towards an external LOC in comparison with non-disabled or non-offender groups. Originality/value Given the negative implications for treatment that external LOC may play, several significant therapeutic strategies that can contribute to development of internalised LOC are discussed, in addition to a consideration of other possible variables separate from ID that may play a role in both developing or perpetuating an external LOC.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:24:53 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/JIDOB-10-2014-0013
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